Worcester’s political leaders make joint statement on asylum seekers in the city

Four Council Leaders 2022/2023

 A joint statement about the presence of asylum seekers in Worcester has today been issued by the leaders of the four political groups represented on Worcester City Council. Councillors Mel Allcott (Liberal Democrat), Marjory Bisset (Green), Lynn Denham (Labour) and Chris Mitchell (Conservative) said: "People seeking asylum in the UK are often...

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Knife Angel’s Worcester stay had huge impact in the city

The Knife Angel The Knife Angel

The Knife Angel, the national monument against violence and aggression, drew crowds in to Worcester throughout its month-long stay, helping to spread a message of hope for social change. The 27ft-tall statue was created from over 100,000 knives and blades confiscated by 43 UK police forces. Designed by Alfie Bradley at the British Ironwork Centre i...

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Have your say on proposals to permanently close pedestrian railway crossings

The Kays railway

Worcester residents are being invited to have their say on the draft orders to permanently close two pedestrian railway crossings in the city because of concerns about safety and anti-social behaviour. The orders are being made in response to concerns that people could be injured when they walk across the rail lines at the crossings at Brickfields ...

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Knife Angel arrives in Worcester with message of hope

The Knife Angel

The Knife Angel, the National Monument Against Violence and Aggression, will be in Worcester for the month of March 2022, to spread its message of hope for social change. The imposing 27ft-tall statue has been created from over 100,000 knives and blades confiscated by 43 UK police forces. It was designed by Alfie Bradley at the British Ironwork Cen...

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Knife Angel to bring message of hope to Worcester

Knife Angel

A 27ft-tall 'Knife Angel', created using over 100,000 knives and blades confiscated by 43 UK police forces, is set to visit Worcester in Spring 2022. The Knife Angel is designed by Alfie Bradley at the British Ironwork Centre in Oswestry, with the aim of bringing the issue of knife crime to the front of society's consciousness. Councillors will dis...

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Have your say to improve safety for taxi passengers


New rules to help passengers feel even safer when they catch a taxi in Worcester are being considered – and city residents are urged to have their say on the plans. The City Council is proposing to launch a range of changes to taxi policies, including making it compulsory for drivers to do safeguarding training and to be registered with the nationa...

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Vital lifesaving equipment back in place at Worcester riverside


Lifesaving equipment put by the riverside in Worcester after the death of student Tom Jones has been repaired. An emergency rescue pole is located once again by steps on Bromwich Parade near the swan sanctuary, on the banks of the River Severn. The long pole has a buoyancy aid and hook at the end to help pull people to shore if they get in difficul...

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White Ribbon Day 2020: Shining a spotlight on domestic abuse

More than 40,000 calls were made to the National Domestic Abuse helpline ( during the first three months of Covid-19 restrictions this year - and call numbers have risen sharply during the current lockdown. Every year thousands of people speak out about domestic abuse on White Ribbon Day ( an...

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Worcester City Council services in the lockdown

The new national lockdown has had an impact on some of the services the City Council provides to the people of Worcester.However, the Council is working hard to keep as many services as possible running normally, within the restrictions imposed by the Government's lockdown rules.Councillor Marc Bayliss, Leader of the City Council, said: "This is no...

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Remembrance in the lockdown

Remember at home

The Mayor of Worcester is asking city residents to remember the fallen and support the Poppy Appeal from home during the new lockdown. The normal war memorial ceremony and military parade have been cancelled and the new lockdown rules mean that Worcester Cathedral's remembrance service will not be open to the public. Veterans and other residents ar...

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Follow the rules and get the number of Covid cases down in Worcester

Covid alert levels

Rising rates of Coronavirus across Worcester are currently causing concern for Public Health officers. The Director of Public Health in Worcestershire is appealing to the city's residents to follow the guidance and help stop the spread of Covid-19 in the city, as infection rates are increasing rapidly. Latest data shows that in Worcester ...

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Have your say on measures to tackle anti-social behaviour in Worcester city centre

Anti-Social Behaviour

Worcester residents are being asked for their views on proposed new measures to discourage the intentional feeding of gulls, aggressive begging, and dangerous cycling and skateboarding in the city centre. The City Council plans to introduce a new Public Space Protection Order (PSPO) that would give City Council officers and delegated partners the o...

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Warning of loan shark dangers in Worcester

Loan sharks

Worcester City Council is supporting a national campaign to prevent vulnerable people falling victim to loan sharks during the COVID-19 pandemic. Continued economic uncertainty during the pandemic, with many people facing redundancy, means loan sharks may look to take advantage of people in a vulnerable position who feel they have nowhere to turn f...

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Young people warned over dangers of nitrous oxide

Young people are being warned about the dangers of inhaling nitrous oxide (laughing gas), following the discovery of several hundred empty canisters in parks and open spaces across Worcester since the beginning of lockdown. "It is very dangerous to inhale nitrous oxide (laughing gas) directly from the canister. You risk falling unconscious or suffo...

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Extra CCTV installed in bid to protect NHS staff cars


Worcester City Council's Community Safety team has joined forces with West Mercia Police to install extra CCTV cameras at the Royal Worcestershire Hospital, following recent thefts from nurses' cars while they worked. Thieves stole catalytic converters, which contain precious metals, from the cars when they were parked in the hospital's car park on...

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Councillors to act on proposals to address anti-social behaviour in Worcester’s city centre

Worcester City Council is considering introducing new measures to discourage the intentional feeding of gulls; aggressive begging and dangerous cycling and skateboarding in the city centre. Members of the City Council's Communities Committee, which meets on Tuesday 10 March, will review the findings of a 12-week public consultation on the potential...

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